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Research and Development Statistics Program


The Research and Development Statistics Program (RDS) is responsible for surveys, studies, reports, and analyses on the size and health of the U.S. research and development (R&D) enterprise and research infrastructure. RDS focuses on R&D funded and performed by industry, Government, universities and colleges, and other nonprofit organizations. Six surveys provide the core of information on these topics.

RDS prepares composite estimates of the nation's total R&D effort and provides projections of these activities in advance of available survey totals. These statistics are reported in periodic and topical analytical publications:

RDS produces several specialized products to address needs of the S&E community:

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Detailed Statistical Tables  top

 
Academic Research and Development Expenditures:  
  FY 1996 98-304
  FY 1994 96-308
  FY 1993 95-332
     
Federal Funds for Research and Development:  
  FYs 1995, 1996, and 1997, volume 45 97-327
  FYs 1994, 1995, and 1996, volume 44 97-302
  FYs 1993, 1994, and 1995, volume 43 95-334
     
Federal Funds for Research and Development: Detailed Historical Tables  
  FYs 1951-97 (web version only)
  FYs 1956-96 96-320
  FYs 1956-95 95-319
     
Federal Funds for Research and Development: Federal Obligations for Research by Agency and Detailed Field of Science and Engineering:  
  FYs 1974-97 (web version only)
  FYs 1973-96 96-319
  FYs 1972-95 95-322
     
Federal Funds for Research and Development: Federal Obligations for Research to Universities and Colleges by Agency and Detailed Field of Science and Engineering:  
  FYs 1977-97 (web version only)
  FYs 1976-96 96-318
  FYs 1975-95 95-323
     
Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function:  
  FYs 1996-98 98-301
  FYs 1995-97 97-301
  FYs 1994-96 95-342
     
Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions:  
  FY 1995 97-330
  FY 1994 96-317
  FY 1993 95-331
     
Research and Development in Industry:  
  1994 97-331
  1993 96-304
  1992 95-324
     

Selected Data Tables top

  (As of 1996, this type of report is no longer available.)
   
Selected Data on Academic Science and Engineering R&D Expenditures: FY 1993 (available in electronic form only) 95-326
   
Selected Data on Federal Funds for Research and Development: FYs 1993, 1994, and 1995 95-321
   
Selected Data on Federal Support to Universities and Colleges: FY 1993 95-320
     

Special Reports  top

 
Annotated List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers 98-310
     
Academic Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994 96-324
     
Characteristics of Science and Engineering Instrumentation in Academic Settings: 1993 98-311
     
Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function:  
  FYs 1996-98 98-301
  FYs 1995-97 97-301
  FYs 1994-96 95-342
     
National Patterns of R&D Resources: 1996 96-333
     
Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Universities and Colleges: 1996 96-326
     
Excerpts from Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Universities and Colleges: 1996-  
  Funding of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities Capital Projects at Colleges and Universities - Paper Number 1 97-314
  Deferred Construction and Repair/Renovation at Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities - Paper Number 2 97-315
  Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Paper Number 3 97-316
  Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Nondoctorate-Granting Institutions - Paper Number 4 97-317
     
Science and Engineering State Profiles: 1997
Science and Engineering State Profiles: Fall 1996 97-306
     

Data Briefs  top

"1996 U.S. Industrial R&D: Firms Continue to Increase Their Investment" 98-317
"Federal Obligations for Applied Research Keep Pace with Those for Basic Research" 98-309
"Federal Academic Science and Engineering Obligations Decreased Slightly in FY 1996" 98-308
"Six States Account for Half the Nation's R&D" 98-306
"Academic R&D Expenditures Maintain Steady Growth in FY 1996" 98-303
"1995 U.S. Industrial R&D Rises, NSF Survey Statistics Expanded to Emphasize Role of Nonmanufacturing Industries" 97-332
"R&D Exceeds Expectations Again, Growing Faster than the U.S. Economy during the Last Three Years" 97-328
"President's FY 1998 Budget Asks for Slightly Lower Inflation-Adjusted R&D Spending" 97-320
"Total Stock of Academic Research Instruments Tops $6 Billion in 1993" 97-309
"Federal Basic Research Share Grows During a Period of Declining R&D" 97-308
"Federal Agencies' Academic S&E Obligations Continued to Climb in FY 1995" 97-307
"Academic R&D Spending Continued to Grow in FY 1995" 97-304
"President's Budget Includes Small Increase for R&D in FY 1997" 96-323
"1994 Company Funding of U.S. Industrial R&D Rises as Federal Support Continues to Decline" 96-310
"Federal Funding for R&D and R&D Plant to Drop in FY 1996; Department of Defense Survey Data Expanded" 96-306
"Academic S&E Support from Federal Agencies Rose by 8 Percent in FY 1994" 96-305
"Academic R&D Expenditures Outpace Inflation in FY 1994" 96-301
"Six States Account for Majority of R&D Spending, New NSF State Science and Engineering Profiles Available" 95-338
"U.S. R&D Spending Will Not Pick Up in '95" 95-335
"1993 Spending Falls for U.S. Industrial R&D, Nonmanufacturing Share Increases" 95-325

 


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